About Penny Macgregor

Penny is copy editor and loves horse riding, dog walking and skiing.

Skomer Island – Your chance to stay on an enchanted island.

If you have a bucket list, then staying on Skomer Island off the Pembrokeshire Coast for a couple of nights should be on it. If you don’t have a bucket list, you need to start one and put staying on Skomer at the top. You are assured of a never to-be-forgotten experience. The rare chance to spend nights on a deserted island in the company of 16 fellow guests, a handful of staff/volunteers and hundreds of thousands of birds.

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Feet with walking boots with cliffs and sea in the background

The 2024 Great Outdoors Awards are here!

We’re happy to see a few familiar names on the shortlists. It is always a joy to see people showing the benefits of getting outside in the fresh air, the awards have highlighted some of the people who’ve been doing just that.

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TGO 2024 awards

Ghost hunting in a haunted castle

Once a month at Craig Y Nos Castle you can add a Friday evening of ghost hunting to your weekend break for just an extra £15 per head. If you are staying with a group of ten or more, perhaps at the Castles bunkhouse, the castle will arrange a dedicated ghost hunt on a date to suit you.

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ghost hunting at Craig Y Nos castle